Stories from the latest issue:

Vice President Mike Pence swears in Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of HUD.

Dr. Ben Carson Takes Over At HUD

Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, author, and politician, was sworn in Thursday as the 17th secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development after being confirmed in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 58 to 41. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has 8,300 employees and a budget of more than $40 billion. Secretary Carson says he […]

March 3, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Moonlight

“Moonlight” Wins Academy Award for Best Picture

By Frederick H. Lowe The sun shined on “Moonlight,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture, following an embarrassing mixup before a television audience of millions at Sunday’s night’s 89th Academy Awards. Actress Faye Dunaway, who  copresented the award for best picture with Actor Warren Beatty, announced that “La La Land” had won. Jordan Horowitz, “La La Land’s” producer, however, […]

February 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·

More African Immigrants Moving To The U.S.

More Immigrants from Africa are calling the United States “Home Sweet Home,” according to Pew Research Center, which based in Washington, D.C. In 2015, 2.1 million African immigrants were living in the U.S., up from 881,000 in 2000 and 80,000 in 1970, according to the report “African Immigrant Population in U.S. Steadily Climbs,” which was published February 14. This latest […]

February 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Ayinde Cartman

Real Men Charities Names New Executive Director

By Frederick H. Lowe Real Men Charities Inc., a Chicago-based organization focused on fatherhood and male responsibility, has named Ayinde Cartman executive director, succeeding Yvette Moyo who cofounded the group with Kofo Moyo. Real Men Charities announced Cartman’s appointment on February 21. Ms. Moyo will become the organization’s associate director. The 27-year-old Cartman, a Morehouse College graduate, was selected because […]

February 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Muslims Now No. 1 on the White Supremacist Hit List

Muslims Now No. 1 on the White Supremacist Hit List

By Rosemary Eng In the changing face of hatred in America anti-Muslim groups have proliferated far more than others. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), historically known for fighting the black-targeted Ku Klux Klan, said anti-Muslim hate groups have jumped from five in 2010 to 101 in 2016. “The most dramatic growth was the near-tripling of anti-Muslim hate groups – from 34 […]

February 22, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Dermatologists should know these 4 ways to protect hair

Dermatologists should know these 4 ways to protect hair

Posted by Taylor Graham Johns Hopkins University Safer styling practices and shampoo and conditioning choices can help remedy a type of hair loss and damage that often afflicts African Americans, researchers say. The condition—known as acquired trichorrhexis nodosa, or TN—can affect anyone, but is especially prevalent in black patients because of structural differences in their hair. TN can stem from […]

February 21, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Quintonio LeGrier

Chicago Cop Skates after Deadly Double Shooting

By Frederick H. Lowe A white Chicago cop, who shot to death a black college student and his innocent bystander neighbor on December 26, 2015, after being called to the building to settle an argument between father and son, will not face any charges, the Cook County State’s Attorney ruled earlier this month. Officer Robert Rialmo shot to death Quintonio […]

February 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Black Immigrant Group Schedules National Call

By Frederick H. Lowe The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, an advocacy group for the black immigrants and African Americans, has scheduled a telephone town hall for Monday, February 20, to answer questions about how President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration will or have affected black immigrants, an issue BAJI claims too little attention has been paid to. The […]

February 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Does Lead Exposure Explain Gap in Test Scores?

Does Lead Exposure Explain Gap in Test Scores?

Posted by  Gillian Kiley-Brown A decrease in the average level of lead in a preschooler’s blood reduces the probability of that child being substantially below proficient in reading by the third grade, report researchers. And because poor and minority children are more likely to be exposed to lead, the working paper suggests that lead poisoning may be one of the causes […]

February 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Hunger chart

U.S. Teens Go Hungry So Siblings Can Eat

  Posted by Jill Rosen  A survey of about 1,500 extremely disadvantaged families in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio shows teenagers go without food twice as often as their younger brothers and sisters. Parents first deprive themselves, skipping meals to feed their children. But if there still isn’t enough for everyone, parents will feed younger children before teenagers, regularly leaving […]

February 16, 2017 · 0 comments ·